Featured Founder: Kim Senn, Senn and Sons

The Fueled by Purpose Marketplace elevates female-founded businesses that are addressing social issues and supporting a variety of causes. This week’s featured founder is Kim Senn of Senn and Sons.

Kim Senn is an illustrator and designer with a penchant for colorful hand-drawn prints and patterns. Through her company, Senn and Sons, she primarily creates art for children’s products, textiles, home décor and paper goods. She first designed a “Be the Change” mural for a plywood-clad business in the Uptown area of Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd. And then she felt driven to do more. “I make art, I do design work, I share it with others. So I plan to do what I do and also raise money for some causes that I care about,” Kim said.

A friend encouraged her to recreate the mural as a print, so she did. Kim planned to produce 100 prints to start, sell them for $40 each, donate 100 percent of the sales, plus make a $1,000 donation of her own. Her goal was to donate $5,000 in total to local nonprofits serving Minneapolis communities. She quickly met her original goal and decided to keep going. To date, Kim has raised over $10,000 for Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) and Simpson Housing.

Featured Product: ‘Be the Change’ Limited Edition Print (Unframed)

“A colorful reminder to be the change you wish you see in the world.”

This is an original design printed with vibrant color on thick textured stock; it is unframed and measures 8″ x 10″ (frame not included).

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Photos: Senn and Sons

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